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NL170 – Thursday 31st August 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team:

PCC News:

Penryn Fair Day

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The club had a wonderful day in the Town Hall last Saturday where we had over 200 visitors! Personally I think it was the most successful I’ve seen for many years and we had some super comments on the quality of prints and organization of the Exhibition.

A HUGE Thank You to all the members and Non-members who helped to set up and dismantle the whole exhibition - also to those of you who helped to Steward and interact so well with our visitors. It has really paid off as we have not only had great positive comments but also some potential new members.

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We even got a visit from Julie – our lady Mayor who thought we had put on a great show for Penryn.

At the end of the day we had our President Geoffrey James pick out the lucky winner of the “Vote for your favourite print” competition and the winner was a pretty happy local man - Philip Cataffo. Luckily Philip was still in the town and collected his Print, which as you can see was Karen Burton’s view of the canon at Porthleven.

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Yours truly also took a few portrait shots including a couple of dogs Beaux and Fudge and ensured the owners had copies sent to them. Thankfully they were delighted !

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Guess WHO blew in from the 70s ;-) Image Credits: DeeGee and Karen Burton Town Fair Exhibition 2023

There are some great photos elsewhere on our closed PCC Facebook page at this (safe) Link:

Good News:

Mounts: Thanks to club member Julie, we now have an excellent source of white mounts and backing boards sized for A3 prints. It was only a trial batch of 20off, so these are now available for members at virtually cost price of £3. If you want any let me know and I’ll reserve them for you, but I think they will go quickly at this price.

Prints: I have negotiated with Booths Printers at The Praze, Penryn TR10 8AA and they are happy to print onto uncoated or silk paper at £1 per A3 size. The only proviso is to be reasonable and take in 4 or 5 images for printing at the same time. Just say Derek of Penryn camera Club sent you !!

STILL WANTED ! Some of you may remember back in the Summer (haha) when club members were kindly hosted by The Fire Brigade, well they would LOVE to have some of our photos for their social notice board as it all helps to show their interactions with the local community so if you have any please send them to Paul. PCC Social News

It’s been rather busy over the last few weeks and many members had a great time at the Tall Ships event. Big thanks to Karen for organizing it.

Tall Ships Tales – Eve Govier

What a day! Magnificent is the word that describes it best. It was an historic occasion for Falmouth with plenty of opportunity for the camera club to capture the atmosphere of the wonderful Tall Ships and their crews.

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The day started with a visit to Events Square where lots of people where sitting in the outside cafes socialising and listening to the music from the stage when we caught our first sight of some of the Tall Ships. It was a lovely atmosphere which started what was to become a colourful and great day out.

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On to the spot by the Spa shop to watch the crews parade coming out of the docks and well worth the wait it was. Such a proud bunch from the Mexican and Polish ships in their smart uniforms , with even some people in traditional dress . It was all going so well until the UK contingent came along. What a motley crew they were! Very funny in contrast to the smart, regimented crew from the foreign contingents.

But Betty Stogs saved the day marching in front in her colourful outfit.

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Once the parade was over we waited for the rest of our 19 strong team to walk up to the start point to embark (nautical term!) on the magnificent ships that were docked. The crowds were manageable unlike the previous day apparently where it appeared it was ‘hellish’. Queue? No such thing and once the steward heard we were Penryn Camera Club we were ushered on to take our place in the very short queue to board (another nautical term!).

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From then on it was Wow all the way. What a day we had. Plenty of time to take hundreds of pictures which I am sure we all did. So many things to see from the rigging, the ropes, the flags, the crew, all creating a great carnival like atmosphere on board. Difficult to describe the overload of senses taking it all in. Image Credits: Eve Govier and Sue Bunt Tall Ships - Falmouth 2023

We had to push a few people out of the way to get our best shots and did hear a few splashes in the water but that’s the price others have to pay for us to get our winning picture!

I could wax lyrically about it all but so difficult to describe how fabulous it was, but hopefully for those not able to attend the pictures give you a flavour of how wonderful it was.

Thanks Karen for another great day out.

PCC Meetings Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm

  • IMPORTANT – we have just updated our GDPR policy document which outlines your rights more clearly and it can be found here:

  • As it is an amended Policy everyone will be requested to complete the new membership form shown in the document. Printed copies will be available.

  • Please bring your 2023-24 membership fee £35 for full membership with £60 for a couple and £20 for Remote membership.

  • Our opening meeting is a “Welcome Back” social evening so please bring 3 DPIs to show and tell us where you’ve been.

  • If we have time yours truly will give a short demo on mounting your prints whilst Paul will remind you how to use folders and the allocated USB Pen Drive to store COPIES of your work for hand-in.

  • The 2023-24 Programme is on our website.

Kingswood Salver progress

Kingswood Salver progress

  • If you missed the “what’s this” presentation look here.

  • Current action: Members are taking pictures and sending them to on Tin Mines, Birds in flight and Emergency Services in action. Tall Ships, Gaff Riggers and Reservoir Dogs are all awaiting summer dates. Use to send whole folders. Good-quality historic images are welcome unless used in previous WCPF competitions.

  • Scroll down Raymond’s Tin Mines section for examples! Remember to title your images <title> - <your name>.jpg e.g. Rinsey Head 1 - Karen.jpg

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

• 2023 Kingswood Salver - Saturday 11th November 2023 Judging and Talk LIVE at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9NF 10.30 am for 11.00 am Start – Talk 2.00 pm - Close 4.00 pm o Awards for Best Panels & Best Individual Prints o Closing Date – Hand in Prints at AGM Saturday 7th October 2023

  • DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries 1/12/2023 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Open for Entries 6/1/2024 TBC

  • Print Competition Close for Entries 8/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries 14/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC & Print Competition 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Knightshayes Trophy Closing date for Entries 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy 9/3/2024 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries 9/3/2024 TBC

All the best from Derek, Karen, Eve, Sue and the team !



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